We often hear the phrase, “Save a Life, Adopt a dog,” those of us who believe in the phrase, live it, endorse it, and stand by it. I often refer to the phrase in my articles, because I believe in what it means.
My first rescue, Copper, was adopted from a local animal shelter. I truly believe that we saved him, that day in April when we took him home. The shelter was by no means a no-kill shelter, and he had been there for a quite a while. I’d hate to know what would have happened if we hadn’t visited the shelter that week, and if I hadn’t picked him, or rather, if he hadn’t picked me.
As pet parents of adopted dogs, we all have that same feeling that not only did we save a life, but that they saved ours. Our life would not be the same if we hadn’t adopted Copper, and I am thankful every day that we had with him.
Since he passed away last September, we adopted again, twice in one day, and they have been a great blessing to our home, just as our first baby, Copper, was. There’s no doubt that I have lived the phrase, and I endorse it proudly. I ask anyone who is ready to welcome a dog into their family, please, save a life by adopting.
If you follow my articles, you may have noticed that I have been writing about a wonderful non-profit dog rescue in Puerto Rico that is literally saving the lives of many stray dogs that roam the streets of the island. This organization, called “Amigos de los Animales” (ADLA) which in English translates as “Friends of the Animals” has been rescuing, rehabilitating, and finding homes for stray dogs since 2005 and is currently housing and caring for 60 dogs.
They are currently at capacity, and cannot continue rescuing dogs, if they don’t find good forever homes for the ones that are currently at the shelter. These beautiful dogs, have gone through so much, and deserve a loving home. Adrienne Galler Lastra, president of ADLA, and volunteers at the shelter are working endlessly to care for the dogs and give them the love and care they need, but they want more than anything that the dogs they save find forever homes.
If you are a dedicated animal lover, and you are actively searching for a dog to adopt, please adopt from ADLA in Puerto Rico. These dogs need a home where they will be loved and cared for. They are looking for someone who will open their hearts and decide to save a life. I can assure you that they, in turn, will save yours.
Please visit the following websites for more information about ADLA, and to find out how you can adopt a dog from PR:
- Amigos de los Animales (ADLA)
- ADLA’s Adoptable Dogs
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